Mar 21, 2019
On Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans, Luka Doncic put up 26 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. This would be a great stat line for any player in the NBA, but it’s particularly stunning for a rookie still learning the ropes.
Doncic is no ordinary rookie. The Dallas Mavericks have the best rookie in a long time, and here are three stats that prove it.
Stat No. 1: Let’s start with the fundamentals. Doncic is on pace to be the first rookie since Michael Jordan to average at least 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The only guy to do that before MJ was some fella named Oscar Robertson. Is that good company for the 20-year-old Slovenian?
Doncic’s scoring is great by itself. His 21.1 PPG would be the most for any first-year player since Blake Griffin averaged 22.5 in